I hear people whining and wincing almost every day about how “unfair” life is. To those that complain, I shake me head. Life is equally unfair to most everyone.
For much of my life, I have played down who I am because of the perceived fortune I was born into. I was born into a loving family, I grew up in an incredible country rich with opportunity, and I have support. Instead of owning who I was (and my unique fortunes) I apologized for the luck I was born with.
In honesty, my luck has been my misfortune. Over the years, I’ve allowed myself to be played and abused by others.
Life is full of victims, people who assume that they have a bum deal. I believe that these individuals are toxic. They express negativity, heartache, and never take responsibility for their actions.
In the work world, I like to keep clear of people who play the victim. I find the victim mentality tiring, and I have no respect for people who play the V-Card.
At work, the victim refuses to take accountability for their actions. Instead, they’ll point the finger and pass blame. What I disrespect most about the victim personality is that these individuals have an excuse for everything. “well…..”
What I despise most about the victim mentality is that the attitude is contagious. When one person (who seemingly has it pretty good) starts moaning about work life, others will copy.
If someone in your office, or your life, plays the V-Card address it immediately. Remember, a victim wants pity; their attitude will drag down morale and will disrupt productivity.